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Nagoya-City Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium

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  • Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium
  • Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium
  • Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium

Come and See the Best of the Sea, at Nagoya Aquarium (with Japan’s largest outdoor tank!)

One of Japan’s biggest and best aquariums is the exciting Port Of Nagoya Public Aquarium at Nagoya Port. Home to Orca killer whales, dolphins and Beluga Whales, and featuring marine life from Japan to Antarctica, is laid out in two main pavilions, the North and South Buildings.

Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium

The North Building has the biggest outdoor tank in Japan. The main pool is 60x30 meters, and 12 meters deep. Covered stands seat up to 3,000 spectators, all eager to enjoy the entertaining and educational aquatic shows, supported by a large, high-vision monitor at the back of the pool.

Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium

The main tank has a huge side window on the second floor, offering great views of the dolphins and Orca killer whales. The intelligent and playful killer whales and dolphins regularly move close to the thick glass walls and seemingly greet the visitors. Watching these marine creatures interact with children in particular, is a magical moment for all. White Beluga whales can also be seen, and their entertaining performances bring cries of “Kawaii, kawaii” (Cute, cute) from the children and girls in the audience.

Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium

The aquarium’s South Building is laid out in five different zones, and shows how the various species have adapted to their environments. One of the highlights of the South Building is the huge Kuroshio Tank filled with sparkling, darting silvery fish and larger marine life from around Japan. The Deep Sea gallery introduces the creatures that live in the silence and darkness of the deep, while the large coral reef tank is a colorful kaleidoscope of marine life. The Sea Turtle Migration Tank brings you face to face with one of the ocean’s endangered species, the sea turtle. Watching the large, slow, and graceful turtles is most relaxing. Another fascinating ecosystem is the Australian Freshwater display, with various types of turtle, tortoise, fish and river life unique to the land down under. The Antarctic Marine Life, Penguin Encounter is another popular attraction where many stop and sit on the terraces to watch the entertaining antics of the penguins.

The Port Of Nagoya Public Aquarium at Nagoya Port is surrounded by many other attractions and places of interest. Don’t be surprised if your whole day is swallowed up by the fishes!


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Location : 〒455-0033
1-3 Minatomachi, Minato-Ward, Nagoya-City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Fee : Adults and Senior High School students 2,030 yen
Junior High and Elementary School students 1,010 yen
Toddlers (ages 4 or older) 500 yen

*: Prices subject to change. Please check the official web site.
days / hours
: 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM (regular season, mid-March to November)
9:30 AM to 5:00 PM (winter season, December to mid-March)
*: Last admission one hour prior to closing time.
Parking : Available, paid (cap. 700 cars, 27 buses)
(fee for cars: 30 min./100 yen up to a max. of 1,000 yen/day)
Restrooms : Available
Holidays : Mondays (the following day if Monday is a public holiday). Open every day during Golden Week (early May holiday season in Japan), from July to September, and during Spring and Winter school breaks.
*: Holidays are subject to change.
Phone number : 052-654-7080
Special Night Hours : Special Night Aquarium Hours
9:30 AM to 8:00 PM

Only during Golden Week (early May holiday season in Japan), and summer vacation (mid-July to September)

20% discount after 5:00 PM:
Adults and Senior High School students 1,620 JPY
Junior Junior High and Elementary School students 800 JPY
Children (ages 4 or older) 400 JPY

Note: This page may not be current due to update time differences between site databases.
Should accuracy be critical, please verify this information using a direct source, whenever possible.

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  • Access by public transport
    Access by public transport
    5 min. southwestwards walk from Exit 3 of Nagoyako Station of the subway Meiko Line (either board the Meiko Line from Kanayama Station, or board the Meijo Line train bound for Nagoyako from Sakae Station, which in turn is reachable from Nagoya Station by subway Higashiyama Line bound for Fujigaoka).
  • Access by car
    Access by car
    ·From Komei I.C. of the Nagoya Expressway R4 Tokai Route:
    --Follow Egawa Route southwards for approx. 2km.
    ·From Meiko-chuo I.C. of the Isewangan Expressway:
    --Turn left upon exiting and follow and head northwards by the Kinjo Futo Route for 6.8km (14 min). Turn right at Tsukijiguchi intersection and head southwards for 750m.
    · From Odaka I.C. of the Chitahanto Road:
    --Head northwards by Route 23 (a.k.a. Meishi, or Meyon Route) towards Yokkaichi for 6.8km (10 min.) and exit Tsukijiguchi IC. After 300 m, turn left and after 100m turn left again. Head southwards 750m.

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